House of the Dragon Comic-Con Updates on GOT Spinoff

A song about snow and fire author and Game of thrones Mastermind George R.R. Martin has rarely appeared in Dragon House Panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The writer has been hiding at home for the past few years during the pandemic, but has taken the time to answer questions ranging from when exactly he will finish his long-awaited work. Winter winds A book about why his imaginary world of Westeros is misogynistic.

HBO’s upcoming series Dragon Housea Game of thrones A prequel that focuses on the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen, begins with the question of succession. The character Rhaenys Targaryen (played by Eve Best in the series) has been passed off as queen for King Viserys (Paddy Considine). She becomes known as the “Queen That Never Was” and advises Viserys’ daughter and potential heir, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (played by Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy at different ages on the show), that the people of Westeros will never allow a queen to sit on the Iron Throne. .

During the session, host Jason Concepcion asked Martin Why, exactly, do Westeros characters have such a problem with female rulers.

Obviously my books are fantasies, but I follow history a lot. “I take items from history and raise it to 11,” Martin said. “Game of thrones, As many people have noted, it was loosely based on the War of the Roses. This show was based on a moment in history called chaos.”

Martin went on to describe that moment in British history. He explained, “When his only legitimate son Henry I drowned, he was left with his only legitimate child Matilda, named her his heir and compelled all the lords to swear allegiance to her.” “A few years later she died, and all the lords forgot this oath.”

Nodding his head on previous criticism of his work, he concluded, “I don’t think Westeros is more misogynistic than what we call real-life history.”

Game of thrones She was heavily criticized by critics for glorifying sexism. The old series featured a story in which a woman falls in love with her rapist, a scene in which it focused on the pain of a man who witnessed a rape rather than the pain of the victim herself, and the problematic trope of a strong woman becoming overly emotional. And crazy at the end of the series.

Darcy added that in 2022 we still tend to choose male judges and that the show will resonate with modern audiences. “I think the question of the story is if you’re a woman, how do you convince people that you’re not another?”

Martin advised scenarios for the new series but was unable to visit the set due to COVID-19 protocols. “It’s very exciting,” he said of the series. “You’re always nervous at first because these books, these characters are like my kids, and when you give your son to someone for adoption, you wonder how he’s going to be treated…I guess [co-showrunner] Ryan Condall has done a good job adapting the books.” It’s off. “So far.”

When a fan asked if Martin would continue to act at some point and perhaps even make a cameo, Martin boldly announced that he wouldn’t be visiting the set until his finale to Ice and Fire Song series. Many fans have long assumed the book, which was expected to be published before Game of thrones Aired finale, never published. Since then, Martin has claimed that he will end the series and that the ending will be different from the show’s ending.

“I don’t know if you’ve heard about it,” he said with a laugh, “but there’s a book I’m working on a bit late.” “I don’t see myself visiting a group until I finish that book.”

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